Tiny Matters

Body farms: Learning from life after death

When it comes to human decomposition, scientists have a pretty good understanding of what happens shortly after you die. But what happens months or years later is mostly a mystery, and that makes it hard for law enforcement to figure out how a person died and, ultimately, provide answers to loved ones of the deceased. That’s where anthropological research facilities (a.k.a. body farms) come in. Links to the Tiny Show & Tell stories: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/this-male-spider-catapults-itself-into-the-air-to-avoid-sexual-cannibalism-180979966/ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-colorblind-nhl-players-see-the-game/ 

The MOVE bombing: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/8/20747198/philadelphia-bombing-1985-move

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